February 13 – 14,2019Dubai

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STEP Money brings together banks, payment gateways, processors, fintech startups, regulators and more to discuss the latest in financial technology, blockchain, digital currencies, payments, lending, and wealth management.

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Sirish
Kumar

Telr

Sirish
Kumar

Telr

The CEO and Co-founder of Telr, an international e-payment solution that enables merchants to accept payments from local and international buyers, in multiple countries and in multiple currencies, with one simple integration. Prior to co-founding Telr in 2014, Sirish was the CFO for PayPal in ASEAN and India, where he led the growth strategy, geographic expansion, financial planning and analytics, acquisitions and new ventures. He also has been an angel investor and has led social entrepreneurship initiatives in Singapore and the Philippines. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Sirish has an MBA in General Management from INSEAD.

Marta
Piekarska

Hyperledger

Marta
Piekarska

Hyperledger

The Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger. Marta obtained her BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology and a double Master from Computer Science and Informatics at Technical University of Berlin and Warsaw University of Technology. Marta received PhD in User-Informed Design of Privacy Tools while working at one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley - Blockstream. Marta also taught at Technical University of Berlin as a Post-doc. As part of her role in Hyperledger Marta evangelizes the technology and Open Source at conferences around the world and helps enterprises with applying permissioned Blockchains to their use-cases. Marta is passionate about how Blockchain can help in non traditional spaces, such as identity, last mile aid and education delivery and sustainability. She leads the public speaking and outreach at Hyperledger, has given numerous interviews, both written and in visual media. Marta also formed the W3C Blockchain community Group and is a valued member of the technical advisory to ID2020, DIF and participated in Rebooting Web of Trust on regular basis.

Padmini
Gupta

GO RISE

Padmini
Gupta

GO RISE

The Co-founder and CEO of rise, a platform which democratizes access to essential financial services for millions of migrants globally. Prior to starting rise, she was an award winning Banker from California and World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow. She holds an MBA from Oxford.

Zac
Cheah

Pundi X Labs

Zac
Cheah

Pundi X Labs

The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pundi X, responsible for the company vision and overall strategy as well as for directing communications with key partners. He also focuses on the technical roll out of hardware and services with global partners from the Blockchain, Point-of-Sale, and Financial industries. Prior to Pundi X, Zac was instrumental in the successful roll out of Pundi-Pundi, a QR-based App which is now the leading offline payment application in Indonesia. Previously, Zac was W3C Chair for the HTML5 Interest Group. W3C is the international body that sets the web standards everyone uses to go online. During his time with W3C, Zac was also Chair of the HTML5 Chinese group of more than 700 engineers. Zac received an M.Sc Computing scholarship from Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology and an M.Sc Security scholarship from Norway's NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

Danny
Jabbour

Sarwa.co

Danny
Jabbour

Sarwa.co

I began my career with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management where I achieved my NASDAQ Series 7 and Series 66. I then made the switch to UBS AG where I partnered with one of the top Private Wealth Teams in Washington, D.C. I made the jump to Sarwa after understanding that Fintech and passively automated investing is the future. Sarwa and my commitment to you is to offer an affordable investment solution without sacrificing expert advice.

Samer
Obeidat

Investifai

Samer
Obeidat

Investifai

A global entrepreneur, innovator, and an investor who believes in creating shared value and impactful entrepreneurship. He has over 10 years of experience as a Financial Markets Expert, FinTech Professional, Business Consultant, Scientific Researcher, Executive and an Outstanding Leader. Samer’s professional career bridged many geographies and cultures including the Middle East, North Africa, Canada, Turkey, Egypt, and Europe. During the last decade, he has been involved in the investment of over $1 billion in the precious metals markets in the EMEA region. Currently, Obeidat is leading an artificial intelligence-driven asset management firm, called "Investifai", and working with a team of data and machine learning scientists, quantitative analysts, and portfolio management practitioners to transform traditional asset management in the US and MENA region.

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